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  • Summary: In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space gamers step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that delivers psychological thrills and gruesome action. Set in the cold blackness of deep space, the atmosphere is soaked with a feeling of tension, dread and sheer terror. In DeadIn the bold and often-bloody Dead Space gamers step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that delivers psychological thrills and gruesome action. Set in the cold blackness of deep space, the atmosphere is soaked with a feeling of tension, dread and sheer terror. In Dead Space, players step into the role of engineer Isaac Clarke – an ordinary man on a seemingly routine mission to fix the communications systems aboard a deep space mining ship. It is not long before Isaac awakes to a living nightmare when he learns that the ship's crew has been ravaged by a vicious alien infestation. He must fight through the dead silence and darkness of deep space to stay alive. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  • Developer: EA Redwood Shores
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, Third-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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  1. Positive: 76 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  1. 100
    It's easily the best survival horror game since the masterful "Resident Evil 4" and it sets the bar high for graphics, sound, and scares in its respective genre. Dead Space is an artistic nightmare clearly designed for survival horror fans by a passionate and dedicated team of like-minded gamers. Just be sure to play it with the lights on.
  2. There are no downsides to Dead Space, the story is intense, the graphics are great, sound is perfect, action sequences are intense and the list goes on.
  3. Dead Space is essentially your opportunity to play through a sci-fi horror flick; which is just about every gamer’s fantasy. It is a near-perfect package for those looking for to get their survival horror fix.
  4. 90
    Dead Space is easily the most atmospherically intense, genuinely scary and well-built survival horror experience of this current generation.
  5. Dead Space is one of best Survival Horror releases in years. Tense, violent and incredibly aggressive; playing it at night with a loud 5.1 sound system can provide you the most spectacular scare moments of your life.
  6. Dead Space is a fairly linear affair that will take most gamers a little over ten hours to complete. However, it is one hell of a ride.
  7. A few standard scare tactics (dramatic music, flickering lights) and gory battles may satisfy hardened fans of horror, but loot-hunting and taxi missions will likely haunt your dreams more than the given monstrosities of death.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 167
  1. Sep 15, 2010
    10
    I think that the atmosphere in this game does it all. The sound effects are simply amazing and the enemies never stop to surprise me when II think that the atmosphere in this game does it all. The sound effects are simply amazing and the enemies never stop to surprise me when I am playing. The graphics are really well done and I often found myself completly "in character" because of this. Everything is top notch! I cannot wait for the sequel. Expand
  2. GR
    Oct 28, 2008
    10
    This game is extremely underrated. It's one of the best games I've played on the 360. The story is incredibly well told, the This game is extremely underrated. It's one of the best games I've played on the 360. The story is incredibly well told, the gameplay is well-paced, and the graphics are gorgeous. Doesn't get any better than that. Expand
  3. Jan 13, 2012
    10
    This is the best game of EAThis is the best game of EA Ahhhhh!!!...................................................................................................................... Expand
  4. ZO
    Oct 25, 2008
    9
    The game is almost an exact copy of System Shock 2, right down to the level progression. That being said, since SS2 is my favorite game of allThe game is almost an exact copy of System Shock 2, right down to the level progression. That being said, since SS2 is my favorite game of all time any game that tries to (and successfully) copies it is ace in my book. The turrent portions are pointless and out of place, though. Expand
  5. Jul 10, 2011
    9
    While it doesn't make for the best survival horror game and has zero pacing it makes an excellent action horror game with a good plot and veryWhile it doesn't make for the best survival horror game and has zero pacing it makes an excellent action horror game with a good plot and very good combat plus great boss fights makes this a must play of our generation. Expand
  6. Feb 10, 2013
    8
    Instant classic for any fan of horror sci-fi. The setting, tone and sound design are superb, and the graphics for the time were top notch.Instant classic for any fan of horror sci-fi. The setting, tone and sound design are superb, and the graphics for the time were top notch. However I will say the pitfalls of this game really stood out after Dead Space 2 was released. With a 'mute' Isaac, you get no sense of character and story which Dead Space 2 and 3 really focused on, which is a real shame because there was a lot of potential there. On top of this the game play feels a little wonky as well, but these are things you can quickly get over on another play through. Despite that, this is still a great game and definitely worth playing. Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2011
    0
    Not scary, rip's off just about every horror ever made, the gameplay didn't make it for me, and it's trying to make us feel sorry for someoneNot scary, rip's off just about every horror ever made, the gameplay didn't make it for me, and it's trying to make us feel sorry for someone with a bucket on their head and their mouth's taped shut.
    What a pathetic escuse for a horror-game.
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